The Wolf Intelligencer

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." John Muir

Baffin Island Wolf (Canis lupus manningi)

Baffin Island Wolf (Canis lupus manningi) – (Anderson 1943)

Common Names: Baffin Island tundra wolf, barren ground wolf

Overall population: unknown, endangered

Physical description:
weight – between 30 – 50 pounds (13.6 – 22.7 kilograms).
length – 3.5 feet (1 meter)
height – 2 feet to 3 1/2 feet (60 cm to 105 cm) at the shoulders
color/coat – thick, light colored, white fur, ruffs of elongated hair bordering the sides of their faces

Original range – Baffin Island, surrounding Islands
Current range – Baffin Island, Katannilik Territorial Park, surrounding Islands

Habitat / Ecology / Prey:
Habitat –
Ecology –
Prey – lemmings, barren-ground caribou (Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus), arctic hare (Lepus arcticus)

Unique behaviors:
They often hunt either alone or a male and female together.

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Further Reading

Journal / Scientific Publications:
Wolf-sightings on the Canadian Arctic Islands; Frank L. Miller and Frances D.; Reintjes Arctic; Vol. 48, No. 4 (Dec., 1995), pp. 313-323
Published by: Arctic Institute of North America

Northwest passages: conservation genetics of Arctic Island wolves
LE Carmichael, J Krizan, JA Nagy, M Dumond… – Conservation …, 2008 – Springer

Notes on the Mammals of South and Central West Baffin Island; T. H. Manning; Journal of Mammalogy; Vol. 24, No. 1 (Feb., 1943), pp. 47-59
Published by: American Society of Mammalogists; DOI: 10.2307/1374780

The Mammals of Southern Baffin Island, Northwest Territories, Canada; ; J Dewey Super,  Journal of Mammalogy; Vol. 25, No. 3 (Aug., 1944), pp. 221-254; Published by: American Society of Mammalogists; DOI: 10.2307/1374699

Historical and ecological determinants of genetic structure in arctic canids
LE Carmichael, J Krizan, JA Nagy, E Fuglei… – Molecular …, 2007 – Wiley Online Library

Food habits and behavior of the tundra wolf on central Baffin Island
Kim Robert Ferris Clark – 1971 – University of Toronto

Caribou, wolves and man
AT Bergerud – Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 1988 – Elsevier


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